Catholic Youth Ministry Initiative Specialist
Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn
The Catholic Youth Ministry Initiative (CYMI) Specialist is responsible for assisting the Diocesan Coordinator of Adolescent and Young Adult Faith Formation with implementing and coordinating the Catholic Youth Ministry Initiative, a combined effort of the Office of Faith Formation and the Catholic Foundation for Brooklyn and Queens. The CYMI Specialist will also assist the Diocesan Coordinator of Adolescent and Young Adult Faith Formation in training and support of youth ministers, and collaborate with Catholic high school religion teachers and campus ministers in the promotion of faith formation and religious education of young people through the Diocese.
•Coordinate with the Center for Ministry Development regarding professional development for those involved in the Catholic Youth Ministry Initiative.
•Assist in the professional development of parish youth ministers according to the Diocesan Vision for Youth Ministry and the competency standards developed by the National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry.
•Support youth ministers participating in the Catholic Youth Ministry Initiative.
•Assist the Diocesan Coordinator of Adolescent and Young Adult Faith Formation in the planning of Diocesan Adolescent events.
•Assist in the development, promotion and communication of electronic updates for the adolescent faith formation diocesan programs.
•Promote and coordinate attendance at national youth ministry conferences.
•Liaison with Catholic high school religion teachers and campus ministers.
•The ideal candidate will possess an advanced Roman Catholic theological degree in Theology, Religious Studies or related field. A minimum of B.A., M.A. preferred.
•Should be a practicing Roman Catholic in union with the doctrine, teachings and traditions of the Roman Catholic Church.
•Significant knowledge of current Adolescent Faith Formation structures and techniques.
•Significant experience working directly with youth in adolescent faith formation programs.
•Must be sensitive to the unique ethnic, cultural and racial diversity of the Diocese of Brooklyn.
•Awareness and familiarity of current challenges facing adolescents and obstacles to faith formation.
•Awareness of current adolescent faith formation resources.
•Familiarity with current technology favored by adolescents such as internet, ipod, ipad, blogs, social media and a history of using same to promote adolescent faith formation initiatives. Candidates should also be keenly aware of the perils inherent in current technology used by young people and demonstrate creativity in assisting parishes to educate their young regarding same.
•Strong interpersonal, analytical, writing, public speaking, computer and organizational skills.
Interested applicants should send a resume with salary requirements and three professional references, along with a letter of interest specifying the position for which they are applying, to: firstname.lastname@example.org.